Home >Bestiary >(Bestiary) By Type >Magical Beasts >

Lasiodon

The beast has a whale-like body complete with powerful tail and thick fins. Each of its six heads bears a nightmarish maw and a curved, fleshy growth that glows in the dark water with white light.

Lasiodon CR 15/MR 2

XP 51,200
N Gargantuan magical beast (aquatic, mythic)
Init +6; Senses darkvision 120 ft., keen scent, low-light vision, see in darkness; Perception +17

DEFENSE

AC 34, touch 8, flat-footed 32 (+2 Dex, +26 natural, -4 size)
hp 219 (19d10+115)
Fort +16, Ref +13, Will +14
Defensive Abilities fortification; DR 10/epic; Immune cold

OFFENSE

Speed swim 50 ft.
Melee 6 bites +24 (2d6+8 plus grab)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 25 ft.
Special Attacks breath weapon (15-ft. cone, 4d6 cold damage plus encased in ice, DC 24 Reflex for half), gruesome grappler, mythic power (3/day, surge +1d6), swallow whole (3d6 acid damage, AC 23, 24 hp)

STATISTICS

Str 27, Dex 15, Con 20, Int 5, Wis 22, Cha 12
Base Atk +19; CMB +31 (+35 grapple); CMD 43
Feats Blind-Fight, Combat Reflexes, Improved Initiative, Improved Vital Strike, Iron Will, Power AttackMF, Skill Focus (Perception), Skill Focus (Stealth), Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Acrobatics +9 (+13 while swimming), Perception +17, Stealth +12 (+20 while submerged), Swim +24; Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics while swimming, +8 Stealth while submerged
Languages none
SQ black see, camouflage

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Black See (Su)

A lasiodon sees perfectly in darkness, including magical darkness. Each of its six heads protrudes a fleshy appendage that can project natural luminescence or shadow.

Once each round as a free action, the lasiodon determines how many heads to light up to illuminate an area, increasing the illumination by one light level per head it chosen. If none of its heads project light, it can instead project magical darkness. Each head then reduces the illumination level in the lasiodon’s space and reach, lowering the light level by as many as six steps to force magical darkness if it desires.

Camouflage (Ex)

A lasiodon can spread itself out over a large area with its long necks and immense torso. It changes color to match the waters it swims in and moves with aquatic grace.

While submerged, a lasiodon takes no size penalty to its Stealth checks.

Frozen Food (Su)

A lasiodon attacks live prey, freezing survivors to consume later. Once per round as a swift action a lasiodon can breathe a 15-foot cone of freezing water from one of its heads. This cone can begin anywhere inside its space or reach. Creatures caught in the cone take 4d6 points of cold damage and are encased in ice for 1 minute.

An encased creature gains the pinned condition until the ice melts or is destroyed. The ice has hardness equal to the lasiodon’s Constitution modifier, as well as hit points equal to 1/10th its normal hit point total. If the ice is created under water the subject floats upward 60 feet each round at the beginning of its turn. A successful Reflex save (DC 24) halves the damage and negates the pinned condition and ice. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Gruesome Grappler (Ex)

A lasiodon does not gain the grappled condition when grappling Medium or smaller creatures and can grapple more than one such creature simultaneously without penalty. A lasiodon can maintain a single grapple by substituting a grapple combat maneuver for that head’s attack. It can maintain two grapples simultaneously as a standard action, or as a full-round action it can maintain all of its grapples.

ABOUT

Environment cold oceans
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure none

Lasiodons are something out of ancient nightmares. They hunt the deepest oceans, luring inquisitive prey with the white glow of their protruding anglers and devouring it whole. With teeth able to slice solid stone, a lasiodon can freeze its quarry, sometimes attacking a school of large fish by freezing some and devouring others. In the darkest coldest depths, blocks of ice created by the creature’s breath weapon remain still for several seconds before ascending slowly.

Lasiodons are cunning but not intelligent or social. The ferocious predators require a large hunting area, so they are almost always alone when encountered. They mate every few years at particularly bountiful hunting grounds in a frenzy that turns green waters red.

Lasiodons never stop growing and seem immune to the effects of aging. Adult females average 60 feet long and weigh over 50 tons.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Legendary Planet Adventure Path © 2019, Legendary Games; Authors: Authors: Matt Goodall, Jim Groves, Steven T. Helt, Tim Hitchcock, Jason Nelson, Richard Pett, Tom Phillips, Mike Shel, Neil Spicer, Mike D. Welham.